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  1. Allow export of box and whisker plot as vector

    Other graphs can be copy-pasted as vectors into programs such as Illustrator, but box plots only paste as rasters. I want to be able to edit the plot in Illustrator.

    4 votes
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  2. Default Background

    I recently bought Microsoft Office Student bundled with a new Dell computer and monitor.

    When I opened Excel, I thought I saw a discoloration in the upper right-hand part of the screen (see attached pictures). The discoloration was not position specific; if I changed the display window size, the location of the discoloration changed. After some investigation, the Dell representative told me that it was a setting in the program that was causing the irregular pattern. This was simply fixed by changing the background pattern to clear from clouds.

    My suggestion is that the default background pattern in Excel be…

    1 vote
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  3. When adding a new screen - don't reset the view.

    Whenever I open a document in a second screen (so two screens, one document), it resets the frozen panes and zoom function.
    I get that you would want to be able to change this, but I think it would be better to let the default function be the current settings.

    2 votes
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  4. Enhanced Data Point Markers

    Four new data point markers could greatly expand nomogram creation by allowing adjacent scales on opposite sides of the same base line. They would look like the + data point marker with one arm removed or with three arms removed. For example, see my spiral slide rule in the attached file. With adjacent scales, a precise cursor is not required to transfer values between scales.

    To better support this kind of chart, better control over the position of data point labels is needed. I know that I can move an individual data point label, but I need to move ALL…

    1 vote
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  5. first order differential trend

    I would really like to see a trend for a "first-order step change" equation. This is of the form y(t) = K(1-exp(-t/Tau) where the variables K and Tau are solved using a least-squares estimate. This type of equation is very common in engineering terms and would be incredibly handy to have as part of the default selection of trends available.

    1 vote
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  6. 1 vote
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  7. 2 votes
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  8. 1 vote
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  9. Power Query Auto Update

    When we use Power Query in a workbook where the data is in the same workbook, we need to update the query every time a change has been made on the soruce data. An automatik update of the query should be implemented whenever the source data is updated. We can do it by a simple macro however adding a macro everytime you use power query is a non value added effort.

    2 votes
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  10. A dark theme that includes the page.

    I love the dark them, for the outer edges of Excel, however, I want the excel page to also invert. So the cells go black, the lettering goes white.

    17 votes
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  11. Add a lock symbol on the protected sheet tab

    A small lock symbol on the protected sheet tab would be a little addition but visually important!

    54 votes
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    Hi – due to concerns expressed by people who did not like the way the lock symbol was added to protected sheets, we will stop showing it on sheet tabs in Excel for Windows for the time-being. We may bring it back in the future in some other fashion.

    If you’d like to see a lock symbol or some other visual indicator when a sheet is protected, please add your vote and comment here.

    Here’s the related discussion – https://excel.uservoice.com/forums/304921/suggestions/40858108

    Many Thanks – Steve [Microsoft Excel]

  12. Give users the ability to put the color back in all the Toolbar icons. The October 2018 white/blue icons are impossible to decipher.

    Give users the ability to put the color back in all the Toolbar icons. The October 2018 white/blue icons are impossible to decipher. Huge step backwards.

    24 votes
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  13. Save 3D PowerMap as SVG

    It would be great if I could save a PowerMap (especially ones based only on numeric data) as an SVG 3-D graphic. These would be great when put into Word documents, Excel workbooks and PowerPoint slide shows (we can already animate them!).

    1 vote
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  14. bar graph overlaping

    It is a nightmare when you try to plot a bar graph with secondary axis... everything overlaps and you need to insert invisible data to avoid the overlap... is really complicated and time consuming, please remove that automatic overlapping when you have primary and secondary axis in a bar graph!!!! a simple graph like the attached one took me hours... and is not even perfect... the size of the bars is not exactly the same, etc etc

    4 votes
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  15. Graphiques pyramides et cônes

    Les graphiques avec les formes pyramides et cônes sont très design, mais manquent de clarté lié à la pointe de de la forme !

    Une proposition moderne et plus précise serait permettre de faire une rotation à 180° sur ces formes et avoir les pointes contre le bas et la base en haut.

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  16. Add Secondary axis label

    Hi, i noticed gaphical mistake in excel (Office 365). There is the same icon for secondary vertical axis label like secondary horizontal axis label in graph. It probably shouldn´t be :). I´m sending you printscreen in czech languages version. thanks Jan Neruda

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  17. Use the same Clear Filter icon for timelines and slicers

    See the attached file. I see no reason to have this inconsistency. It is also a small waste of space to package Excel with these 2 graphics instead of just 1 of them.

    1 vote
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  18. Camera

    When on any individual cell, If I open camera and take a picture I have the option to compress the picture into a clickable link that fits in the cell.
    Thus, I can insert pictures without having to edit them to fit the size of the cell that I want the link for the picture to be visible in.
    Then when the link is clicked on it will automatically enlarge to 100% over the spreadsheet. A close button to return it to the visible link would then be ideal.

    1 vote
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  19. Please add dark theme to Microsoft VBA

    I think it's a great feature if you could let the user to choose between light theme and dark theme on the vba editor, I've been doing programming for years and white theme editors just hurt and tire my eyes, so it'd be great if we as users can have a dark theme option as well, thank you

    6 votes
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  20. Please do not change graphics/display/icons with updates. Creates additional work for people with disabilities

    Our organization recently updated our Office Suite that included major changes to the displays in all of the Office applications. I use Excel almost all day in my job as a data analyst, and I have found it difficult and time consuming to get used to the new displays and icons. I have a brain disease that makes it more difficult for me to learn new things, however I am very fast at computing and setting up data sheets once I have learned to navigate the screens. When the screens and icons are changed, my productivity decreases quite a bit,…

    2 votes
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